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. when comedy central stephen colbert came to testify before congress about the plight of migrant farm workers, he did so in character as a right wing, blow hard cable anchor. it's not clear whose reputation took a bigger hit today, congress' or colbert's. >> as we've heard this morning, america's farms are far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is to stop eating fruits and vegetables and if you look at the recent obesity statistics you'll see that many americans have already started. >> it didn't stop at capitol hill. harry reid and sharon angle supporters broke out into a full on brawl at a local christian school. politics gone mad at the top of the show. plus, the republican pledge to america. what does it really mean? some on the right say it's pablum to change votes and change nothing. some on the left say it's nothing more than a smokescreen to disguise radical ideas. and the comeback kid with another comeback. how many does he get? bill clinton may be the go-to guy president obama needs to save him and his party. at least in th
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have made great strides in human food hybrids. >> comedian steven colbert takes his act to capitol hill. his biting message to lawmakers about illegal workers. >> actress lindsay lohan trades in her designer clothing today >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld >>> comedian steven colbert bringing attention to the serious issue of illegal immigration. eric thomas here with more. >> his performance there was not so much. colbert took on the serious subject with house members from both parties not that thrilled to see them. one asked him to file a statement and leave the hearing room. colbert stayed and the results were pretty funny. >> congresswoman laugh grin asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. >> after spending one days in the shoes of a farm worker, comedian steven colbert brought his tongue and cheek observations to capitol hill. >> i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican, i want it by an american and in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> for the most part, a pompous commentator poking fun at himself and oth
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. the house leadership doesn't know what to think about stephen colbert's testimony last week. nancy pelosi was glad he testified. steny hoyer thought it was embarrassing, the topic of tonight's rewrite. also ahead, "saturday night live" is ahead and jumping right into the midterm elections. the season premier turns its sights on christine, no relation, o'donnell. keith, live television is the only place mistakes can happen. >> you asked for it. >> we're going to be right back on "the last word." maybe you want to provide meals for the needy. or maybe you want to help when the unexpected happens. whatever you want to do, members project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer, or donate for the causes you believe in at membersproject.com. take charge of making a difference. >>> turning expiring bush tax cuts. for politics of it, i'll be joined again by keith olbermann. >>> nancy pelosi praised the testimony of stephen colbert, steny hoyer hated it. which side is joe biden on? more from my interview with the vice president. [ male announcer ] you are a busines
at educationnation.com. now to the hot topic of the day. comedian stevphen colbert took his show on the road, you could say, and it's set off a big debate. he was on hand for a house hearing on undocumented farm workers. using satire, he lent his support for the workers to get a legal status in the country. appearing in character, colbert spoke about his recent experience picking vegetables on a farm in new york. he also mocked critics who exclaimed immigrants are taking the jobs away from american citizens. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american, then sliced by a guatamalan and served by -- >> also on msnbc crib tor, michael smerconish. he was funny. but did the humor outshadow, overshadow the message he wanted to get to the public 124? >> boy, did they look uncomfortable. i don't think anybody has said to congress, let me tell you about the the time i got a brazilian from a chilean. >> i don't think anybody has said that to anybody. that's an awful thing. >> you know, the mood is out there and very angry, and i can only imagine that many a
. >> is beck teed off that colbert and jon stewart will hold a rally much like he did? >> >> bill: caution, you are about to enter not spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the black panther polling place story explodes. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. back in january of 2009, three black panthers were charged with violating the voting rights act. that civil action stemmed from two black panthers standing in front of apology place during the presidential election. one of them holding a club. there is no doubt the panthers committed the act and they didn't even bother showing up in court to fight the charges. nevertheless, in may of 2009, the obama administration moved to dismiss criminal action against the panthers. and that caused a national outcry. today, testifying in front of the u.s. commission on civil rights in washington, christopher coyotes, the former chief of the justice department's voting section flat out accused the obama administration of ignoring the law. >> we had eyewitness testimony.
of steven colbert at the house judiciary committee this morning. here's a respectful gary newen berg. >> it was an issue before he showed up as he pointed out with clips on his comedy central show. >> the idea we're going to waste taxpayer dollars for this guy to go on capitol hill and sit there and take it? >> no, you're supposed to sit there and blow it out of proportion. >> reporter: he was testifying about farm workers after spending a day in the field. >> does one day in the filed make you an expert witness? >> reporter: to improve working conditions he expressed raising fruits and vegetables at waist level so they don't have to bend over. >> maybe the easier answer is to have vegetables that pick themselves. >> reporter: not everyone laughed. >> reporter: maybe we should spend more time watching comedy central. >> i thought it was an inappropriate way of conveying the message, and it perhaps diminished the value of congress. >> reporter: colbert said he would not show disrespect. >> it would sully the good name of experts that republican controlled congresses have actually call
politics jumped the shark. when comedy central stephen colbert came to testify before congress about the plight of migrant farm workers, he did so in character as a right wing, blow hard cable anchor. it's not clear whose reputation took a bigger hit today, congress' or colbert's. >> as we've heard this morning, america's farms are far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is to stop eating fruits and vegetables and if you look at the recent obesity statistics you'll see that many americans have already started. >> it didn't stop at capitol hill. her ay reid and sharron angle supporters broke out into a full on brawl at a local christian school. politics gone mad at the top of the show. not in the "sideshow." plus, the republican pledge to america. what does it really mean? some on the right say it's pablam to change votes and change nothing. some on the left say it's nothing more than a smokescreen to disguise radical ideas. and the comeback kid with another comeback. bill clinton may be the go-to guy president obama needs to save him
by an american. >> stephen colbert in character testifying before congress about immigration, but not all the lawmakers were laughing. >>> and take a l te you how dru tried to sneak 21 pounds of pot past customs at dull hess airport. >>> we begin tonight with -- dulles airport. >>> we begin tonight with that devastating fire in virginia. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. three homes in virginia badly damaged. now we're hearing what it was like for the man inside the house where the fire started. fox 5's bob barnard with this one. >> it was a tense two hours or so in that manassas neighborhood as fire quickly spread from one house to another. you're about to hear a voice from inside the home where the fire started, but first some of the others who couldn't believe what they were seeing. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in sumner lake. >> reporter: it's just after 3:00 thursday afternoon. a house on tillett loop in manassas has caught fire fanned by strong winds. the flames quickly spread. 911 calls begin flooding prince william county f
matthews. today may be remembered as the day american politics jumped the shark. when steven colbert came to testify before congress about the plight of migrant farm workers, he did so in character. it's not clear whose reputation took a bigger hit today. >> as we've heard this morning, america's farms are far too depent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is to stop eating fruits and vegetables and if you look at recent obesity statistics, many have already started. >> it didn't stop at capitol hill. harry reid and sharon engel supporters broke out into a full on brawl at a local christian school. plus, the republican pledge to america. what does it really mean? some say it's designed to get votes and change nothing. some on the left say it's nothing more than a smoke screen to disguise radical ideas. and the comeback kid with another comeback. bill clinton may be the go-to guy president obama needs to save him and his party. ask yourself this. how appropriate is it for clinton to be backseat driving obama when he's wrestled over the same thing happen
helps those at the low end of the economic ladder. >> the colbert report, he testifies at congress. first, the funny. >> my great grandfather did not travel across 4,000 miles of the atlantic ocean to see this country overrun by immigrants. >> then, the deadly serious. >> the least powerful people in the united states are migrant workers who come in and do our work but don't have any rights as a result, yet we still invite them to come here and at same time ask them to leave. >> then the incredibly stupid. >> what the hell was he doing before the u.s. congress? >> he was telling the truth. you wouldn't know about that. fridays with thurbur, the conclusion of the day the dam broke. worsts, liz cheney's insult to the pre turns out to be dumber than we knew and what's wrong with this picture? your eyes do not deceive you. all the news and commentary now on "countdown." >> how do you spell that? >>> good evening from new york. the idea and the spectacle of forcing republicans to vote against tax cuts for the middle class is still on the map, but it has not been counted out. our story a
no personnel decisions will be announced until after the election. >>> stephen colbert has a meeting with lawmakers this morning. he is testifying before a house committee on immigration and let's get more now from fox 5's sherry ly. she is live on capitol hill. it will be an interesting one, sherry. >> reporter: it sure will. you know, a lot of people will be watching. stephen colbert may be a comedian but this hearing and his appearance on capitol hill is no joke. while you may not think he is the ideal person as an expert witness on illegal immigration, anyone who has watched his show knows that he recently joined up with the united farm workers to take the job of a migrant work ore a farm. colbert's nightly report featured the ufw's tax our jobs campaign which invites u.s. residents to replace illegal immigrants working on farms. the comedy central host spent a day working in the field being picking beans and sorting corn in a packing house. he will appear with the ufk to testify about his experience before a house judiciary committee. the hearing called protecting america's harv
joke. steven colbert testified on farm labor. some believed it was intentionally turned over to a farce. >> this is america. i do not want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american and served by a venezuelan in a spot where i get a brazilian. >> nancy pelosi said she saw no problem with the stun. others say colbert mocked the process. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think stephen colbert's testimony before a congressional committee on migrant workers was appropriate? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that is watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> they say timing is anything. it was completely off on that. 65 degrees on tv hill. the orioles face a sweep of the blue jays. the ravens host the browns. >> they are loaded with sugar and calories. some teenagers think sports drinks are healthy. >> we are tracking several accidents right now.ac i thought it was crazy feeding in the fall. i always feed in the fall. but, it's the best time. feed your lawn in the fall. the fall feeding makes all the difference in the world. what the fall
at steven colbert's appearance last week. he gave a five-minute speech in character about the plight of migrant workers. some felt he made a mockery of the proceedings. >> i started my work day with preconceived notions of migrant labor. after working with these men and women, picking beans for hours on end in the unforgiving sun, i have to say, please don't make me do this again. it's really, really hard. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> colbert did supply a written statement that did not supply jokes. he said he wanted to speak for those without power. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think stephen colbert's testimony before a congressional committee on migrant workers was appropriate? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> joe flacco had quite possibly the worst game of his career, throwing four interceptions. the team has shaken all of that off. flacco threw for three touchdowns against the cleveland browns. that allows the ravens to challenge for
. comedian stephen colbert tells congress about his day as a migrant farm worker. >>> the military special ops weather team in action. a critical unit when war depends on the battlefield forecast. >> what does this have to do with weather? >> well, you have to be alive to report the weather. >>> and home, after more than a year in an iran prison, sarah shourd sits down today with cnn. >> nothing in life can prepare you for something like this. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm don lemon. tony is off today. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >> but, up first, mr. colbert goes to washington. comedy central funny man stephen colbert brings his spin to serious issues, farm labor and immigration. he testified momenting ago before a congressional subcommittee. here's his take on a day spent picking beans. >> i started my work day with preconceived notions of migrant work, but after working with these men and women picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun i have to say, and i do this sincerely, please don't make me do th
colbert about to testify before congressional subcommittee hearing called protecting america's harvest. basically, it's a hearing about farm workers and immigration. by the way, colbert plans to testify in character as the anchorman also known as steven colbert. luke russert is live on capitol hill and there are more than a few people in and outside the beltway that say, what the heck is going on there, luke? >> an amazing story and one that gives us a lighter thing to talk about on capitol hill. steven colbert will actually testify before a subcommittee of the house judiciary committee about the plight that migrant farm workers face. this is part of the united farm workers campaign of take my job. essentially steven colbert went to a farm in new york state and worked for ten hours picking fruit and now wants to give his testimony about picking fruit to this committee about the plight that migrant workers face. many undocumented. >> for ten hours he picked fruit and now he's testifying? i'm serious, he's testifying before congress because he picked fruit for ten hours? i used to pick a
or political spectacle? still to come some of stephen colbert's testimony on captiol hill. >>> and why sometimes it is a good idea to pack your own parachute. seriously. the story is up connection next. >>> the sixth amendment of the constitution garns you the right to a speedy trial. but lawyers for the man accused of stabbing five people in michigan say they don't need one. hi is also suspected in three stabbings in lees bug, another in ohio. he is facing a murder count and five attempted murder charges in michigan. >>> in belgium, headlines are filled with the details of a trial surrounding a deadly love triangle. a 26-year-old woman is charged with cutting the parachute of her 88-year-old romantic rival -- 38-year-old romantic rival. both women were in love with the parachuter and they were jumping together but the woman's parachute didn't open. >>> students a at the university of virginia spent the day talking to each other trying to stop violence around them. the dialogue was spur bad think myrrh of love. a series of discussions about campus safety and violence prevention highlig
. and mr. colbert goes to washington. all that and much more coming up. first, a look at geraldo's exclusive interview with new york mayor corey booker. >> i know you want to involve the community but i have been around long enough to have lived through oceanville and brownsville and when we decentralized public schools in new york city and it was a disaster. >> you are not suggesting that, are you? >> we don't want to see repeating the mistakes of the past that can't be done but we see candidates all the time if my political team during the time i'm running for reelection can knock on 40,000 doors, if what if we all joined forces and went out in the community and had a different kind of conversation. does it mean everyone will agree he? no. most americans and most newarkers agree on most issues. great teachers should get celebrated and rewarded. kids need more time on task. more learning time. there are a lot of generalities that are ingredients to high performing schools that most newarkers will come to the same con cruises on and once we having conclusions are are we willing t
! bill: he got a big following doing political parody and stephen colbert is going to washington to testify on the hot button issue of what? immigration. and a lot of folks are asking why. martha: and his beautiful wife. and a terrifying plane crash that ended awfully. it's not then of the story, folks. we're going to show you what happened after that. martha: an air show went terribly wrong. watch what happened to this little plane as it spiraled out of control, it crashed and burst into flames, very scary for everyone on the ground and of course the pilot but he survived. he was rushed to the hospital. apparently it was flying too low, clipped its wing. it was a scary situation from that fiery crash. bill: let's hear it for a miracle, right? do not adjust your television. stephen colbert is testifying this hour on capitol hill, appearing before a house subcommittee on the hot button issue of immigration, that move not sitting well with many, especially after reports that colbert would testify in character, the character he uses on his nightly show. judge andrew napolitano has i
including one leading united states congressman calling stephen colbert's capitol hill testimony the other day an embarrassment. >>> plus, new york governor david paterson confronts his "saturday night live" likeness face to face in the "snl" season premiere. what critique could the real paterson have for the phony one? >>> 5:30 a.m. here in learning plaza in the heart of new york city. the white house and democratic leaders in congress are both acknowledging that a vote on the expiring bush tax cuts will likely not take place until after the midterm elections. house speaker nancy pelosi had suggested a vote could be held this week before lawmakers leave town to campaign for the elections. but majority leader steny hoyer said he doubted congress would hold a vote because the legislation is stalled in the senate. regardless, both parties are using the delay as political ammunition before the midterms. on "meet the press" yesterday, mike pence and democrat chris van hollan argued whether tax cuts for the nation's highest earners would help create jobs. >> i think it would be unconscionable f
..fernando television, colbert ya habia pasado 1 dia como trabajador agricola. representantes de estos trabajadores no creen que esta tactica le quita seriedad al problema. arturo rodriguez, trabajadores agricolas unidos 10:58:20 "al contrario. muchas veces nosotros como latinos usamos humor para tratar con asuntos bien serios. en este caso stephen colbert es 1 comediante pero tambien al mismo el comprende la situacion del trabajador del campo. amparo flores, trabajadora agricola de california 11:02; 08 "no me preocupa porque sabemos bien que el tema principal era verdad el problema de nuestros trabajadores." mas en serio, el comediante explico porque le intereso el tema. stephen colbert, comediante 11:38:23 (tape 2) "me gusta hablarlos que no tienen ningun poder, y parece que las personas menos poderosas en estados unidos son los trabajadores agricolas migrantes que hacen nuestro trabajo pero no tienen derechos." algunos congresistas cr la ventanas de su casa... eso es lo que recomienda la policia del condado de fairfax... al
is a joke. steven colbert testified on the issue of farm labor. this touched on illegal immigration. some believed it was turned over to a scripted farce. >> i don't want a tomato picks by a mexican. i want it picked by an american and served by a venezuelan in a spot where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> nancy pelosi said she saw no problem with the stunt. republicans said colbert mocked the process. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think stephen colbert's testimony before a congressional committee on migrant workers was appropriate? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. appropriate? i do not know. funny? yes. >> 65 degrees on tv hill. passengers on flight are glad to be back on the ground. >> a stolen van ends in tragedy. >> this is 695 at liberty road. >> this is 695 at liberty road. the roads are four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cablcable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired g
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's political drama didn't end there. today comedian stephen colbert made his way to capitol hill to offer testimony on the american farm industry, in particular the illegal immigrants on which it relies. take a look at this. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. then sliced by guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. america's farm are too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables the answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see many americans have already started. i started with preconceived notions of my good labor. after working with these men and women, picking beans and packing corn, hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. >> sean: conyers had an odd and strange request. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself. and that you let us get on with the th
% still undecided this week's political drama didn't end there. today comedian stephen colbert made his way to capitol hill to offer testimony on the american farm industry, in particular the illegal immigrants on which it relies. take a look at this. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. then sliced by guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. america's farm are too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables the answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see many americans have already started. i started with preconceived notions of my good labor. after working with these men and women, picking beans and packing corn, hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. >> sean: conyers had an odd and strange request. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself. and that
hill. correspondent molly henneberg shows us what happened when funny man steven colbert showed up and many lawmakers didn't get the joke. >> democratic chair of the house judiciary committee initially tried to get him to leave. >> you run your show. we run the committee. >> but comedianstein colbert speaking in host of comedy central "colbert report" says he was invited to the hearing on illegal immigrant farm workers and offered his take on the matter at hand. >> america's farms are presenty far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruit and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. and if you look at the recent obesity statistics you see many americans have already started. >> he recently took up the farm challenge to work in field like a day like an immigrant laborer, told the committee he's qualified to speak on the topic. >> i believe one day of me studying everything makes me an expert. >> celebrity are not unheard of promoting a cause or charity or giving testimony. they've been doing it for years. kevin costner was here t
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asking comedian stephen colbert to testify before congress in character as a conservative talk show host. why would colbert testify at a hearing about migrant workers? it comes back to a segment on his show when he went a day picking beans and packing corn. griff jenkins has the story about a wild day today on capitol hill. >> reporter: today stephen colbert appeared as an expert witness before a house judiciary committee to testify about his experience as a migrant work field. he appeared at the of democratic subcommittee chairwoman. the appearance drew mixed reaction here. even one committee member, democrat john conyers asked colbert to submit his testimony in writing and leave. while the nature of the hearing is a deadly serious one, mr. colbert's testimony was anything but. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilian gives me a brazilian. >> i'm asking to you leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation o
have your producer inside the courthouse. >>> crowded cameras and reporters flanked stephen colbert heading into congress this morning but one lawmaker did not think that was so appropriate and actually asked the tv personality to leave. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> happy to do so. i'm only here at your invitation. >> nbc news correspondent luke russert is on capitol hill. luke, if nothing else, colbert is definitely bringing to our attention this issue that touches on a lot of things of concern to a lot of americans right now, immigration, jobs, and our food. >> right. stephen colbert testified before a subcommittee about immigration. he was talking about the plate of a lot of undocumented farm workers in the country, a lot of the folks that pick the apples and oranges that we use every day of our lives. what he was trying to get to, quote, migrant workers suffer have no right. he was a little comedic but he was also serious. take a listen. >> i've got to ask why isn't the government doing anything? maybe this ag job
earns that stephen colbert appeared in character and from congress. here is some video from this. he introduces himself and sets the tone of his appearance from mr. de. >> my name is stephen colbert and i am an american citizen. it is an honor and privilege to be here today. congresswoman lofgren asked me to share my experience spending one day as a migrant worker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this complicated issue. i hope that my star power can bump this hearing up to cspan-1. host: appreciate the reference. if you want to weigh in on this topic the numbers are on your screen the political was one of many papers to run on this topic. -- the political was one of the many papers to run on this topic. guest: that is some of the context from yesterday. host: stephen colbert and jon stewart are planning rallies in october. the role of celebrities is next whether it comes to influencing legislators or influencing the public at large. are democrats line is first in houston, texas. caller: that was the first i have seen that. it is a mockery and tragedy to this count
. >>> colbert before congress. the comedian with a message to lawmakers. but is it real or a joke? >> this is mark viviano. the ravens are hungry for some home cooking. we'll get ready for the first home game sunday. and in baseball, an unexpected surge in home runs leads to suspicions about steroid use. we'll hear there the player in question when eyewitness news continues. ,,,,,,,, [ ehrlich ] annapolis -- if they have their way, we're facing a mountain of debt and a massive tax increase. employers will continue to leave our state, taking their jobs with them. the next four years will impact the next decade, so we've put together a road map to 2020. a plan that brings jobs back to maryland by reducing spending and lowering taxes. let's make the maryland we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work. >>> it is just before 6:30. 92 degrees and mainly clear. hierdz some of the stories people are talking about tonight. >>> comedian steven colbert takes his blow-hard act to congress but has a real message on a serious subject. illegal, or migrant workers in the u.s. il
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're refusing to give him back. >>> and mr. colbert goes to washington. why stephen colbert is testifying before congress. and why the only thing we need is fear itself. he's there live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. with colbert here, we need you full strength. >> i feel a lot better than i look. i have jake tapper, just in case my voice gives out. >> put me in, coach. i'm ready. >> shove me out of the way. >> for a second, i thought he was too eager to jump in there. >>> let's get to the news this morning. the republican party pledge to america. they're unveiling it today. spelling out exactly what they would do if they took control of congress. promising to shrink the size of government. get control of the deficit. we saw president obama lashing out at it. and we'll have paul ryan here. he's one of the party's rising stars. we'll talk about it in a couple minutes. >>> also this morning, we'll hear the chilling confession of one of the men accused in the brutal home invasion in connecticut. what he says really happened that day. and why his words could lead to that conviction. >>> w
times. foreman is being charged as an adult. >>> comedian stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning. he is testifying about immigration before a house committee. we are getting more now from sherry ly live on capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. i know a lot of people out there are thinking stephen colbert isn't exactly the person you would consider an expert witness on illegal immigration. but he is coming here to testify along with the united farm workers after take the ufw up on its would have to have u.s. citizens or legal residents replace illegal immigrants working on farms. he has fee you ared the take our jobs campaign on the colbert show. last month, he spent a day at an upstate new york farm as a migrant work arer parking boxes of corn and picking beans in the field. today, he will appear alongside the u fw on testify during a house committee hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. he will return to washington next month for a rally on the national mall. it is part of dueling rallies by comedy central hosts. some 60,000 people a
robbery in florida. thieves turn a teller into what appeared to be a human bomb. and colbert tries to develop a rapport with congress. >> i'm not a fan of the government doing anything, but i've got to ask, why isn't the government doing anything? captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the gathering of world leaders at the united nations here in new york this week has not done much to improve relations between the united states and iran. in fact, president mahmoud ahmadinejad strained them even further when he said most of the world believes the u.s. government orchestrated the 9/11 attacks to benefit israel. today, president obama responded. chief white house correspondent chip reid is here covering the united nations meeting. chip? >> reporter: well, katie, today president obama came out swinging, but there is no sign the iranian president is backing down. president obama had strong words today for iranian president ahmadinejad who suggested in a speech at the u
a political ploy? >> comedian stephen colbert testifying in character on capitol hill about migrant labor. >> i want to go by american and lice by venezuela and sphop by a spawhere a brazilian gives. >> and did he hed light or make mockery of the system. we report and you decide. >> chaz from maryland. you can hesitate and there is no time to daily, it is time for "fox and friends" with clayon, dave and ally. >> you -- thank you. >> wow. i don't know time. >> it is great to be here for dave briggs. how did chaz know i was going to be here today. >> i think he has a lining device. >> it is pretty impressive. philly pride in the house. >> philly is two games away. magic name for the phillies. they won 11 straight. and the braves lose again. ally shake your head and pretend you know what we are talking about. >> i am. baseball. >> we have a new's alert. a flight from canada to pakistan makes a emergency landing in sweden after canadian authorities get a tip that a passenger may be carrying explosive. one passenger was taken in for questioning. the airline was flying from toronto to karachi.
to be a standoff right now. and a remarkable moment on capitol hill today. comedian stephen colbert appeared in front of a committee on immigration and border security and, basically, mocked the issue? and the hearing. and the lawmakers sat there and took it. before things even got started, however, one lawmaker did apparently see what was coming and asked ahead of time that kohl bay bare -- colbert make his statement in writing. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself and that you let us get on with the three witnesses and all the other members there. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman, and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i'm happy to do so. i'm only here at her invitation. >> that is correct. >> well, thank you very much. that's fair enough. >> the gentleman's time has expired. megyn: so john conyers, a democrat, wanted colbert to go, but the chairwoman, sow lofgren, wanted him to stay. and what happened next looked like a big joke, but not everyone was laughing. just ahead, stephen colbert'
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